Arsenal are very interested in Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon, according to multiple reports in the English media.
The Gunners are said to have already held talks with the Israeli international’s agent but a bid is only likely to happen in the summer when the London club are expected to have the requisite transfer funds.
Solomon has only really become known on the European stage after excellent performances against Real Madrid in the Champions League this season, and fans on Twitter are not sure the club should be going after the 21-year-old:
We don't need this guy he is not good enough, dats another Daniel James
— Jordan El Horpeyemi (@elhorpeyemi) January 12, 2021
Who is he ?
— ICES 🇬🇭 (@icesE92) January 12, 2021
Well, straight to YouTube 🚶🚶
— therealog (@OgedengbeOsagie) January 12, 2021
I know we ain’t signing him
— omobolanle zinab (@omobola03726446) January 12, 2021
How many players are we linked to?
— David A.J (@DavidAkinJames) January 12, 2021
This signing doesn't make a lot of sense to me. We're swinging in the dark again. He might come good or he might be a waste. Right now we need to concentrate on adding real quality to the squad.
— XhakaLacaDingdong 〽⚽ (@DingdongLaca) January 12, 2021
— Yacine Hassine (@yacine_hassine) January 12, 2021
Not a player we need, get either an EPL proven player or someone from the Academy.
— Al Gooner (@aligooner78) January 12, 2021
— AFC DAVE. (@afc_dave_) January 12, 2021
Reports suggest that Arsenal’s interest is not simply a result of Solomon’s headline-grabbing displays in Europe. It is believed that the Gunners have had the 21-year-old scouted extensively and think he does possess the quality to play in the Premier League.
Solomon’s numbers for Shakhtar are not exactly eye-catching though, having scored 12 goals and contributed seven assists in 62 appearances for the Ukrainian club.